The BEST Episodes of Pokémon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
A young boy named Ash Ketchum embarks on a journey to become a "Pokemon Master" with his first Pokemon, Pikachu. Joining him on his travels are Brock, a girl-obsessed Rock Pokemon Trainer, and Misty, a tomboyish Water Pokemon Trainer who may have a crush on him. Ash and Co. end up traveling through various regions, including Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, and then enter the Pokemon League competitions there. Along the way, they run into many confrontations with Jessie, James, and Meowth, a trio of Pokemon thieves who are apart of an evil organization called "Team Rocket". But everytime Team Rocket try to do their evil deeds, they fail thanks to Ash and his Pokemon.
#1 - Dreaming a Performer's Dream!
Season 16 - Episode 46 - Aired Oct 16, 2014
After a Pancham disrupts a Pokémon Showcase and steals Ash's hat and Clemonts's glasses, Serena battles it with her Fennekin in an attempt to capture it and teach it some manners.
#2 - Pathways to Performance Partnering!
Season 16 - Episode 49 - Aired Nov 13, 2014
After Pancham and Chespin get into a fight, Ash, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie meet Nini, a Pokémon Performer preparing for the Pokémon Showcase. Serena becomes inspired to add performances to her battle style as well, and has to use it quickly when Team Rocket kidnaps Chespin, Fennekin, Pancham and Nini's Pokémon.
#3 - Facing the Grand Design!
Season 16 - Episode 54 - Aired Dec 25, 2014
Citron and Kojirō must work together to save their friends from the Calamanero that they last encountered when it controlled "Madame X".
#4 - One for the Goomy!
Season 16 - Episode 56 - Aired Jan 15, 2015
Team Rocket kidnaps Numera, but Dedenne manages to track them down to save their new friend.
#5 - Thawing an Icy Panic!
Season 16 - Episode 57 - Aired Jan 22, 2015
Ash and his friends team up with Hiyoku City's Gym Leader to stop Team Rocket from stealing a Vanipeti, which incurred the anger of it's fellow Pokémon.
#6 - An Oasis of Hope!
Season 16 - Episode 61 - Aired Feb 19, 2015
The gang encounters a Boopig in the badlands which uses its superior strength to dominate the Baneboo in the area's oasis. When they end up getting captured by Team Rocket, Numera steps up to the plate to defend its friends.
#7 - Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!
Season 16 - Episode 64 - Aired Mar 12, 2015
Ash, Serena, and Bonnie are continuing their journey to meet Clemont in Lumiose City. Their trip is interrupted when a Pokémon Showcase rehearsal quickly turns into a fight between Fennekin and Pancham.
#8 - Confronting the Darkness!
Season 16 - Episode 66 - Aired Apr 2, 2015
Ash, Serena, and Bonnie have finally rejoined Clemont in Lumiose City. Ash can’t wait to get their Gym battle started, but it’s quickly interrupted by Officer Jenny...who places Clembot under arrest!
#9 - Beyond the Rainbow!
Season 16 - Episode 70 - Aired Apr 30, 2015
Pikachu, Dedenne, and Wooper have been kidnapped, and after an intense battle with Florges, Goodra is in no shape to go after them! While our heroes start a search, the real motivation behind the attack on Goodra’s home becomes clear.
#10 - A Fashionable Battle!
Season 16 - Episode 73 - Aired May 21, 2015
When our heroes arrive in Laverre City, Serena tells Ash that Gym Leader Valerie is also a renowned fashion designer. Unfortunately for Ash and another would-be challenger named Sawyer, this means the Gym is closed for a fashion show and there are no battles to be found!
#11 - The Moment of Lumiose Truth!
Season 16 - Episode 67 - Aired Apr 9, 2015
After a false start, the Lumiose Gym battle between Ash and Clemont is getting under way!
#12 - A Festival Reunion!
Season 19 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 21, 2020
Ash has decided to enter the Battle Festival in Kalos. Lots of Pokémon World Coronation Series participants are attending so Ash sees it as perfect to increase his rank. After winning many battles, Ash learns that his next match is against his old friend Korrina, who he last battled to win the Shalour City Gym Badge. Will Ash manage to defeat Korrina again?
#13 - Fairy-Type Trickery!
Season 16 - Episode 74 - Aired May 28, 2015
After observing the talents and skills of Laverre Gym Leader Valerie in action, it’s time for Ash to challenge her for his sixth Kalos Gym badge!
#14 - Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!
Season 18 - Episode 146 - Aired Nov 3, 2019
With their big vacation on the horizon, the heroes set some life-changing plans into motion.
#15 - Climbing the Walls!
Season 16 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 24, 2014
Ash and his friends make it to Cyllage City, where Ash plans on challenging the Gym Leader Grant. Having already seen his strategy with Onix at the Battle Chateau, Ash plans on having Froakie face the Rock Pokémon in battle, and later Pikachu against Tyrunt.
#16 - A Conspiracy to Conquer!
Season 16 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 13, 2014
After Team Rocket attempts to consult the mysterious "Madame X" for help in capturing Pikachu, they are brainwashed by her Malamar, with only Meowth escaping and going to Ash and his friends for help. When Pikachu is captured and brainwashed as well, Ash, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie, and Meowth go to save him and Team Rocket. However, everyone but Ash and Meowth gets brainwashed, leaving them with no idea on how to stop Madame X.
#17 - A Dream Encounter!
Season 18 - Episode 44 - Aired Oct 5, 2017
After dreaming that he made a promise to the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala, Ash has a hard time waking up. On his way to school, he’s sidetracked by Tapu Koko, who guides him to a strange little Pokémon that looks like a cloud of stars. Lillie nicknames it Nebby, and Ash remembers his dream: he promised to take care of it!
#18 - Smells Like Team Spirit!
Season 10 - Episode 51 - Aired Oct 25, 2007
Following Paul releasing Chimchar, Ash offers it to join his team. Delighted, Chimchar joins Ash. The next day the final rounds of the Tag Battle Tournament begin. Dawn and Conway beat their opponents, while Brock and Holly go up against Ash and Paul. Paul refuses to work properly with Ash and quickly ends the battle, even at the risk of knocking Ash's Staravia out. The final round then begins, with Ash choosing to use his new Chimchar. Despite their lack of cooperation, Ash and Paul manage to barely work together in the battle between Dawn and Conway. With Chimchar under a new trainer, and Ash facing a team that has the advantage, who will win the tournament?
#19 - A Guardian Rematch
Season 18 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 23, 2017
Ash really wants to have a rematch against Tapu Koko, but he’s not sure about his strategy. Sophocles, who studies Electric-type Pokémon, offers to help! After some research and training at Sophocles Lab, Ash and Pikachu are ready for battle, and so is Tapu Koko.
#20 - The Bonds of Mega Evolution!
Season 16 - Episode 33 - Aired Jul 3, 2014
The group heads into the mountains around Pomace Mountain and meet with Mabel, a flower arranger who has mastered the art of Mega Evolution herself with her Mawile, prompting Korrina to have a friendly match.
#21 - Pikachu's Great Dubbing Operation | Half a Marshtomp
Season 19 - Episode 41 - Aired Oct 16, 2020
#22 - Sword & Shield II: Darkest Day
Season 19 - Episode 43 - Aired Oct 30, 2020
#23 - Breaking Titles at the Chateau!
Season 16 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 20, 2014
Ash and his friends make it to the Battle Chateau where they participate in some matches while waiting for the battle between Viola and Cyllage City's Gym Leader Grant.
#24 - Forming a More Perfect Union!
Season 17 - Episode 43 - Aired Sep 15, 2016
An amazing assembly of powerful Pokémon and Trainers—including the Kalos Gym Leaders and two Champions—have come to help our heroes stop Team Flare! This teamwork allows Ash and Alain to rescue Chespie from inside the Giant Rock, and it seems to be defeated...until it rises once again, under Lysandre’s control. Things seem hopeless until Squishy persuades the other Core to join the fight. The two of them merge together to become the titanic Zygarde Complete, which puts a stop to Lysandre’s plan once and for all. Finally, it’s time for Squishy and Bonnie to say their goodbyes—but they’ll always remember their unwavering friendship that helped save the world!
#25 - I Am Back! Nice To See You, Alola!
Season 19 - Episode 37 - Aired Sep 13, 2020
Ash & Goh have gone to the Alola Region. It has been a while since Ash was last there so he takes the time to catch up with his old friends, Pokémon and his mentor, Professor Kukui. With his old friends throwing a party for him, Goh gets a bit nervous and eventually, Kiawe challenges Goh to a battle to see if Goh is a fitting rival for Ash. Goh accepts. Will Goh manage to win?